Welcome! 2024 at Austin Zoo.

New Zoo Hours Begin February 1st

Regular Operating Hours – February 1st – October 31st.

Monday – Friday – 9:30am to 5:00pm. Admission closes at 4:00pm. Our gift shop closes at 5:00pm.

Saturday and Sunday – 9:30am – 6:00pm. Admission closes at 5:00pm. Our gift shop closes at 6:00pm. 


Amplify Austin Day is March 6 – 7 and Early Giving is Open Now

Amplify Austin Day is right around the corner. During the biggest giving event in Central Texas, residents from across our community will come together to support hundreds of local nonprofits for 24 hours, starting at 6pm on March 6 through 6pm on March 7. Make your donation at AmplifyATX.org


2024 Education Programs and Camps are here!

Our new line-up education programs, family activities and camps are here. Education programs are starting as soon as February and registration for Summer caps is coming up soon.

Visit our education and camps page to see the line-up and register


Exciting News! Austin Zoo’s Inspiring Story Featured in Texas A&M VMBS’s Top 12 News Stories of 2023!

Looking back at the incredible achievements of 2023, the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) highlighted the groundbreaking work that took place, and we are thrilled to share that Austin Zoo’s heartwarming story about Dante the Longhorn made it to the top 12!

Read the original story about Dante


We’re Hiring!

We are hiring more camp counselors for this coming Summer Camps! Get your information in soon! Visit the employment page for more information and how to apply.

Austin Zoo is in immediate need for part-time weekend warriors to staff our service/sales positions on our Guest Relations team. Smiles and a positive, friendly attitude are a must!

To view all available positions please visit our employment page.


CAPYBARA AND GALAPAGOS TORTOISE ENCOUNTERS

Galapagos Tortoise at Austin Zoo
Capybara encounters at the Austin Zoo

Want an up-close-and-personal animal encounter? Schedule you animal encounter today!


DAILY ZOOKEEEPER CHATS

Mondays

10:00 AM – Porcupines

11:00 AM – Parrots

1:00 PM – Alligators

Thursdays

10:00 AM – Porcupines

11:00 AM – Parrots

1:00 PM – Reptiles / Discovery Center

Tuesdays

10:00 AM – Porcupines

11:00 AM – Parrots

1:00 PM – Reptiles / Discovery Center

Fridays

10:00 AM Porcupines

11:00 AM – Parrots

1:00 PM – Alligators

Wednesdays

10:00 AM – Porcupines

11:00 AM – Parrots

1:00 PM – Reptiles / Discovery Center

Saturdays & Sundays

10:00 AM – Primates

11:00 AM – White Tiger “Zulema”

12:00 PM – Galapagos Tortoises

1:00 PM – Black Bears


AUSTIN ZOO GRANITE PAVER CAMPAIGN

Granit Paver Donation
Granite Paver Campaign

Please help us continue our mission of assisting animals in need through rescue, conservation and education while leaving your legacy at Austin Zoo. Your personalized paver will be prominently displayed along the pathway that leads to our Gift Shop. Your contribution to our granite paver campaign will be used to support habitat renovations and expansions for some of our rescued animals!

Each line will hold 15 characters, including letters, spaces and punctuation.

16 inches x 16 inches with 3 lines of engraving available for $1,000

8 inches x 8 inches with 2 lines of engraving available for $500

4 inches x 8 inches with 1 line of engraving available for $100

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR GRANITE PAVER CAMPAIGN, PLEASE CLICK HERE.


train ride at Austin Zoo

Train rides are every half hour, from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM Monday through Friday.

Saturdays and Sundays, every half four from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

Please NOTE: The Train may occasionally not be operational, due to weather conditions or needed maintenance. Feel free to call the morning of your visit after 9:30 AM to inquire, 512-288-1490.

Tickets are $5.00 plus tax, purchased at the Train Depot.


White Tiger at Austin Zoo

BECOME AN AUSTIN ZOO MEMBER!

Your membership will go into effect the day you visit Austin Zoo to pick up your membership packet.

PURCHASE YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY!

How You Can Help Austin Zoo Animals

  • Donate today by clicking on the donate button you see below, or this link: Donate to Austin Zoo Now.
  • Purchase a yearly membership. Your membership will expire one year from the date of member’s first visit to Austin Zoo.
  • Mail us a check to: Austin Zoo, PO Box 91808, Austin, TX 78709.
Austin Zoo is part of Zoological Association of America
Austin Zoo is a part of American Association of Zoo Keepers
Austin Zoo sponsored by the Junior League of Austin